3 Speech Topic Fishing Expedition Modus Operandi

Speech topic selection steps for finding the content for speeches you think are interesting - such as your favorite travel destination - to explore in communication training class as public speaker. You can also apply the three methods for writing essays. The more you like your topic, the more your audience will want to hear about. 

There are three ways to determine your powerfields, to identify interests, assess majors and decide on pet peeves. Start with method number one and follow my recommendations:

METHOD 1 - Just answer the questions and make a list of possible ideas for speeches:
  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

  2. What are your hobbies?

  3. What do you like to do at holidays?

  4. What is your favorite travel destination?

  5. What do you like to talk about with friends?

  6. On what issue do you hold a strong opinion?

  7. What issue do you like to know more about?

  8. What values are you standing for?

  9. What special expertise do you have?

  10. What do you fix well?

  11. What special skills do you have?

  12. What special professional or personal experiences have you had in your life?

  13. What speech topic or classoomdebate in the news recently focused your attention?

METHOD 2 - Associate. Lets say you like to talk about Paris Hilton. Now write down all things that come up in your mind. All the things related to Paris Hilton. E.g. her movies, the fashion, scandals on the net, freaky photo shoots, her would be friends, and so on, and so on.

In other words, you are building a topic tree around Mrs. Hilton. This method takes some time, but you can apply it on almost every candidate issue.

METHOD 3 - Browse through the lists with thousands of ideas for class communication training: the persuasive and informative sections are good starting points. These checklists I developed can help to narrow speaking ideas.

If you have find an interesting subject, then check this out:

A. Is the issue of great interest to you?

B. Does the speech topic really turns you and the listeners on?

C. Is it something you are already interested in a while ago?

D. Did you always want to keep track of it, but didn't have the time to find out? (Now is your chance I should say: speak out!)

E. Do you love to talk about it? Great affection?

F. Do you already know more about your class keynote?